bluedot, on 13 June 2018 - 09:55 AM, said:
garyt, on 13 June 2018 - 08:02 AM, said:
Any of you guys try the SmartPutter? https://www.smart-putter.com/ I kind of like the type of stroke it uses. Tried it with a Cure putter I have and it seemed promising.
I have not tried it, and I haven't seen one except on the website.
Two things sort of bother me about this putter and/or the website. One is that I don't see any specs for the putter, other than VERY general guidelines about shaft length relative to height. Nothing about weight, lie angle, or size. (FWIW, the putter head looks pretty small in the pictures, at least relative to the golf ball, but that could be a deceiving camera angle.
But the other thing that REALLY bothers me is this statement: "A major challenge to alternative putting has always been compliance with the rules of golf. SmartPutter is the only forward-facing putter that is compliant with the rules of golf and legal for play at all levels of competitive golf worldwide. SmartPutter compliance is authorised in written approval from the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews in association with the USGA."
"Only" is a pretty big word, and that claim is patently untrue, which I'm sure the company knows. That bugs me...
I don't like it.
1) Putter head looks small and too light for my tastes.
2) I don't like the "stance" they promote (left foot forward for RH golfers)
3) Their statement (in the Q&A) that a single length will fit most golfers and so don't worry about the length of the shaft is a crock. That's key for most of us SS putters.
SInce they say you would need to adjust at your local club maker - they obviously aren't going to build this putter to someone's preferred specs.
Give me the BG F22 - all day long!! I've been putting lights out with this putter. So much so I ordered another just so I'll have a backup in case Grace Bobby gets hit by a bus tomorrow.
(that's how much I love this putter!....)
And while talking to Bobby on the phone, he asked me to make a little sidesaddle demo video for him to use with potential SS customers (just a quick front and side shot of me stroking an 8 foot putt).
I'm going to try and shoot it this weekend.
Edited by BigEx44, 13 June 2018 - 10:19 AM.